The Aviator details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Adam Scott, Kelli Garner, Alec Baldwin, Gwen Stefani, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Ian Holm, Alan Alda, John C. Reilly, Matt Ross|
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|2hrs 43 mins||12|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Martin Scorsese's biopic of Howard Hughes, the legendary but complex playboy, filmmaker and aviator, is thorough and beautifully shot.
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The title announces itBy a customer from Manchester, England , 31 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]If you like planes, Di Caprio, money, fame, then go for it.
I have nothing agains planes and aviation (I have worked in that Industry..). However, an insight on why the aviator's planes were so innovative could have been useful. But then it would have distracted from the plot. So why show so many planes so aimlessly...?
I did get extremely bored, and believe me, it does not happen very often as I love films in general and am a cinephile.
I don't think Di Caprio is believable in this role. He seems too young from the beginning to the end. And Di Caprio is one of these actors like Catherine Deneuve, who can only play themselves... Look at their eyes and you will see them, not who they play. DDisturbing.
I would have loved Scorsese to work deeper on the characters, instead they are superficially treated.
The film is based on the Material rather than humans/characters. This is why I felt so bored. From the start, there was nothing I could relate to.
Hughes' compulsive disorder could also have been treated in a more subtle and insidious manner, with Hughes point of view. Instead, it seemed ridiculous.
Maybe the life of Hughes was well related (this is an assumption), but accuracy does not make art.
I saw the film before I saw any critic of it (I was not told how looooooonnnnnng it would be either!).
With hindsight, I still wonder why one would find this film great. Please tell me if you know the answer!
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A brilliant biopic of an amazing individualBy a customer , 05 Nov 2013Scorsese can do films and DiCaprio can do characters. This is a very different Scorsese biopic to, say, 'Goodfellas,' because it's not all about action and gangs, but about ambition and one man's drive to do better. But it also portrays a mentally ill individual, and does this perfectly too. Hughes' OCD, coupled with his ambition, makes for great viewing and DiCaprio plays him perfectly (the scene with Errol Flynn and some peas is my favourite) right through to the (absolutely perfect) ending. The Aviator is not as good as Scorsese's best (I LOVE 'Taxi Driver') but it is very different, and shows the broad range of his capabilities as a director. Loved it and would definitely recommend.
Howard Hughes invented the modern hospital bedBy stefv (60 reviews) , 01 Sep 2013Howard Hughes was brilliant and then he went mad. This is enough material for 5 films, and this is quite long but well worth it.
I would recommend to anyone!By a customer , 30 May 2013I love this film I could watch it more than once easily. I think it had great cast and brilliant filming, this would defiantly go on my top 10 films and I would recommend it to anyone! A bit to long, it could have been cut down a bit, but I loved it.
not one of Scorsese' best 5/10By NealT (53 reviews) , 27 May 2013as much as Scorsese is respected in the film world, this is not one of his better films. Found it slow, and DiCaprio seemed to be to young for this role instead of being in his 30/40's. The ensemble of characters is however impressive. For some who are interested in the American history I am sure this of interest. But not for me 5/10
Has a lot to offer - if you have some timeBy ItsPaul (8 reviews) , 09 Mar 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Very interesting to learn about Howard Hughes, played brilliantly by L. DeCaprio. Had a lot of layers and different facets which kept me watching, although it was over-long (my other half did not stick with it). Features lots of great actors who add a lot to the movie; Cate is great as Kate! I liked the filmography, costumes and sets; very well done.
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